Marvel’s Avengers is the next big Marvel game to hit the stores after Marvel’s Spiderman and fans can’t help but wonder where does the game stand in the famous comic-movie franchise.
The introduction of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel and the reimagination of main Marvel heroes are, in fact, on par with the main series. That’s because Crystal Dynamics is working closely with Marvel on it.
In the latest issue of Playstation Magazine UK, Crystal Dynamics talked about Marvel’s Avengers. According to the feature, the studio is in full collaboration with Marvel in order to get the most out of the universe. Their help was particularly valuable with the establishment of Mrs. Marvel in the game. Scot Amos, Crystal Dynamics’ head says:
“They’re full-fledged collaborators. There’s no other way to put it. These guys are at our studio every week. Like you know, Eric Monacelli, their director of production, and Bill [Rosemann] who’s their VP of Creative, these are the folks that we ring up and we’re like, ‘You know, we’re not sure about Kamala – if she would say this or that?’”
That’s a real reassurance for hardcore fans who are worried about Marvel’s Avengers being different from the original universe. Crystal Dynamics is proud that they have the opportunity to work with the original Marvel creators:
That kind of direct access to these creators has been… we’re almost starstruck in some ways! [laughs] You’re talking to these people who have made these characters from scratch. For us, it’s pure and simple collaboration.
We hope that this collaboration reflects what we see in the game when it releases. In fact, the developers have added hidden details in various locations in Marvel’s Avengers that have a secret meaning in the Marvel universe.
It wouldn’t surprise us if we find Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming title was that Marvel game we never knew we needed. With the Avengers’ main story now completed through movies, taking the series to a video game is the “jump” we need.
Marvel’s Avengers releases on March 15th, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC. There’s no confirmation for a Nintendo Switch version yet, although it seems highly improbable.